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Old 09-06-2007, 10:43 AM
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now then I,m a bit blonde with computer and techni stuff so I need some help ........I want to apply for a job I,ve seen and gone onto the appropriate website BUT the form is in ADOBE reader , what I want to do is put it into a WORD document so I can fill it in on the computer , (ie type it coz I,m lazy and always make loads of mistakes if I hand write it) then I can print it all off and send it in the post .HOW DO I DO THIS ?
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most pdf files can only be printed out
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You might be able to select all (ctrl +A) , copy (ctrl + C) and then paste the text into a word doc (ctrl + V) if its the right sort of adobe doc, but at a guess they want you to write it out to see wht your hadwriting is like. Psycological assessments and all that....
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Got a pdf picture that I'm using to make props... Having to resort to tracing off the screen to get it the way I want...

Print off, scan it back, save as word doc...

And the paperless office come that bit closer <snrk>
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:27 PM
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Got a pdf picture that I'm using to make props... Having to resort to tracing off the screen to get it the way I want...

Print off, scan it back, save as word doc...

And the paperless office come that bit closer <snrk>
Why not do a screen shot?
Get the image as big as you can on the screen,
then hit print screen on yer keyboard, open MS Paint, and ctrl + V. The image on screen will miraculously appear as an editable image.
then crop off the bits you don't want and save it as a bitmap or a jpeg. then you can arse about with the image to your hearts content...
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*engages geek mode*

Job applications on web sites in acrobat form are set up as read only for a number of reasons. They can't be changed so applicants cant change the questions or edit out what they dont want to answer. They can also be sure that any tick boxes can be machine readable. They can check on legibility of hand writing and an applicants ability to spell and use proper grammar etc, etc

If you really want to get the content into Word so that it becomes editable then you need to have some OCR (optical character recogniton) software that can understand the format, extract the data and put it into another form.

Although this is possible and there are some commercial packages that do this, the results can be a bit hit and miss in that they don't necessarily preserve the layout of the document and can thus cause problems for the potential employer.

You could always be cheeky and ask the employer if they have it in a Word format so you could fill it in because almost certainly that was the original format they used to create the document. Don't be surprised if they tell you where to get off though!

As an alternative you could just type your answers into word to check the spelling and grammar etc and then hand write them into the blank fields on the printed out form.

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*engages geek mode*

Job applications on web sites in acrobat form are set up as read only for a number of reasons. They can't be changed so applicants cant change the questions or edit out what they dont want to answer. They can also be sure that any tick boxes can be machine readable. They can check on legibility of hand writing and an applicants ability to spell and use proper grammar etc, etc

If you really want to get the content into Word so that it becomes editable then you need to have some OCR (optical character recogniton) software that can understand the format, extract the data and put it into another form.

Although this is possible and there are some commercial packages that do this, the results can be a bit hit and miss in that they don't necessarily preserve the layout of the document and can thus cause problems for the potential employer.

You could always be cheeky and ask the employer if they have it in a Word format so you could fill it in because almost certainly that was the original format they used to create the document. Don't be surprised if they tell you where to get off though!

As an alternative you could just type your answers into word to check the spelling and grammar etc and then hand write them into the blank fields on the printed out form.

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As an alternative you could just type your answers into word to check the spelling and grammar etc and then hand write them into the blank fields on the printed out form.

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On the flip side most employers don't take that much notice of mundain information unless you get into trouble while your in the job then they use it to sack you...

Its do you tick the relevant boxes, bring them in... They take very little time on each application, unless you make it stand out then its bring them in or bin it...

I've filled to many of theses things in and my wife has read to many of other peoples...
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